Tintifor, 17 Mariatu Street Well Rehab

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.63
Longitude -13.21

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

This project was implemented by another partner, but is now monitored and maintained by The Water Project together with Mariatu’s Hope.

The people who are in this community were all fasting due to Ramadan, yet they broke their fast to drink the ORS they had just made. They were interested in how to save their life, not only through the ORS but also through a relationship with Jesus Christ. When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a river located .2 of a kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this and the community’s practice of open defecation, families were suffering from dysentery, typhoid, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. During the team’s stay, community members assisted with the water project whenever possible. Most community members earn a living working as civil servants, gardeners, teachers or petty traders. The nearest school is located .1 of a kilometer away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, S.A. Kamara, with a contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with twenty-seven year old community member and petty trader, Mamie Mansaray, who stated, “The old water source is the stream and rain water. The water is a brown color under. We have to put it down to settle down before we can use it to drink. The new source is clean with no color. It is sweet and clean to drink because we prayed for this.”

The participants were very active and involved in the training. They showed a great understanding of the cases/effects of cholera. This community practices open defecation and they were told that they needed to build native toilets in order to stop the spread of sickness. They confessed about the disease transmission, how they need to do better about this. They were very thankful for the ORS spoons and the lessons that can save their life. They were instructed that if anyone begins to vomit or have run belly that they need to begin the ORS immediately and get the person to the nearest health post. The CTU is not far from this community. They were so thankful for the clean water.

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Recent Project Updates

09/06/2012: Another Well Repaired In Tintifor

We are excited to report that the large community of Tintifor, Sierra Leone, has another source of fresh water.  We have posted a report from the field including GPS coordinates and pictures from the field.  We realize the pictures are a bit distorted and are working on getting that corrected.  We’ll let you know when we do!

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Lungi, Tintifor, 17 Mariatu Street, Port Loki District, Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 577
Install Date:  09/06/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 05/05/2017
Well Depth:  64.00M


We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
06/17/2015 — Needs Attention
09/11/2015 — Functional
12/29/2015 — Functional
03/11/2016 — Functional
04/21/2016 — Functional
05/30/2016 — Functional
08/18/2016 — Functional
11/14/2016 — Functional
03/01/2017 — Functional
05/05/2017 — Needs Repair


Country Details

Sierra Leone

Population: 9.7 Million
Lacking clean water: 47%
Below poverty line: 70%

Partner Profile

Mariatu’s Hope works with vulnerable communities and individuals to inspire hope through Maternal Care, Infant Nutrition, Safe Water Access, Proper Sanitation and Health and Hygiene promotion.